These boots have it all. Comfort, stiffness, hands down the best boots I have ever skied. I love the shell design that they say adds lateral control. This works. What a difference. Great for any type of ski, wide or more narrow. The 3 buckle design really holds (which really suprised me). Even with all these features, this boot is so easy to put on and take off. You can't go wrong with this boot. Nordica really dialed this one in.